When I wake up I am lying in a small puddle of water with two elderly droplets around me ,they looked like they could be someone's grandma and grandpa.
"Shh... I think she's awake." Says the woman droplet, she has a plump belly and rosy cheeks that make me remember my grandma, I immediately feel homesick.
"Nonsense, Charlette, she had quite the fall, there is no way she is awake this soon." Says the man, he has the same rosy cheeks as Charlette,but he is skinner and has a full beard.
"I'm awake." I protest, while trying to sit up. " Oww! My head!"
"Sit down sweetie." Charlette says pushing me back down. "Albert,go get her some water, when she can stand we will take her back to our house."
When Albert comes back with a glass of water, I drink for a few minutes and when I feel ready to stand Charlette and Albert take me back to their home.
"Come on sweetie just a little further." Says Albert, about two steps ahead of her.
After about five minutes of walking we reach a small hut made of dirt, inside is a simple multi room house. Off to the right there is a small kitchen, then there is two small beds and a couch.
"It's simple, but it's home." Albert declared.
"It's better than sleeping out in the dirt." I reply, but then I realize that they are letting me stay in their home," Thank you." I add.
"It's no problem at all." Charlette assures.
About two or three years have past and we were all called to the royal courtyard for a speech from the Soil Duke. We find seats near the front.
"Welcome everyone! I have great news! The drill 3.0 is ready for its first trip of breaking through the soil leading to groundwater!" Declared the Soil Duke, there was a lot of cheering after that.
"Settle down, settle down please!" Everyone stopped talking but I had a feeling that once the Soil Duke told us what to do everyone would be buzzing around faster than bees in a beehive." Now if you want to go then please put your name on these sheets of paper. Whatever spot you get will determine which launch you will be on. Now you can start coming up here slowly and make sure-" the Soil Duke didn't even finish his sentence before water droplets of every size were pushing their way to the front to try to get their name on the paper.
It took me half a second to realize that I was still just standing there! I was a small drop so I most likely would be able to make my way to the front by slipping through gaps. I was on my way before I could finish that thought. I couldn't spend a million years down here waiting for my chance on the drill!
I had just reached the papers when someone tripped me and I fell headfirst into a puddle.
"Ow!" I said loudly so that they could hear me and someone might stop to help me up.
But no one did I lay there trying to get back up but I just kept falling back down after about five minutes I got backup just in time to sign my name on the first paper!
The next day I woke up early to leave for the drill. Charlette made me breakfast and then I was off to the courtyard where everyone was loading into the drill.
Once we got on it took a while for us to get going and even longer until we started drilling. It took an hour or two until we heard groundwater flow.
"Okay everyone, please unbuckle and prepare for the groundwater flow." Said the drill driver.
I unbuckled quickly and joined everyone by the door.
"I need you to jump out one by one please."